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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 10:38 pm    Post subject: Cleopatra's body Reply with quote

Has anyone heard if Cleopatra VII's body has been found?I have heard that it hasn't and I have heard that it was stolen by french looters! Laughing I'm just curious because if they do have it then the mystery of what she looked like could probably be solved. Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought she was buried in a mausoleum in a part of Alexandria that later on sank into the sea.

Frank Goddio is an underwater archeologist who has been very active in the recent years. There have been some documentaries on tv here in the US.
He has found palaces, temples and statues under water. I don't know if he has actually found the mausoleaum.

Where was Alexander the Great buried? He was buried in Alexandria right?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol i saw some of that stuff on tv also.. im sooooo interested.. all that diving and finding.. like WOW! sorry. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2004 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont think Cleopatras body was ever found but they are doing excavcations on her capital off the coast of alexandria maybe theyl find her tomb or somthing.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2004 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm. If her body has been under water not much will be left though.

Finding the sarcophagus, mummy masks etc would be great though.
I'm not sure what the Ptolemaic style for funerary equipment was.
They haven't found any of the Ptolemies, have they?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2004 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont realy read alot about the ptolemic dynastys because Im not interested that much in Roman history.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2004 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't read much about it either.

The Ptolemies are not Roman though....
It still is officially Egyptian history. With a dose of Hellenistic influence thrown in.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been trying to figure that out for a long time. I don't think they have, but are we even sure she was buried? I mean Octavian was pretty ticked at her, he could have burned her body or something. She has a great story, doesn't she?!? LoL
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there are more interesting and more egyptian storys but her story is interesting but well known.. i agree with the others on the non ptolemic times..they seem so.. more fantasic..and when i think of the ptolemic i get sad.. i feel a sort of doomish feeling.. where as the other periods in the egyptian history seem so more.. cut off and preserved..

would cleopatras sarc. and all that seal out the water? though it would be moist ( if it did seal it) it would probably ruin some ofthe mummy.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a site showing a map of Ancient Alexandria.
The royal palace and Temple of Isis are marked.
I think the mausoleum where Cleopatra committed suicide was supposed to be nearby.

http://www.underwaterdiscovery.org/english/projects/alexandria/map/complete.asp

A lot of the material is copyrighted by Frank Goddio so I didn't copy anything Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i agree with the others on the non ptolemic times..they seem so.. more fantasic..and when i think of the ptolemic i get sad.. i feel a sort of doomish feeling


I'm with you there Serena, it feels to me like the end of an era when the Ptolemies began their reign.
Sorry I havent anything to add on Cleopatra, not studied her at all.
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2004 12:27 am    Post subject: Cleopatra's tomb Reply with quote

have u ever thought ofn this? maybe her tomb isn't in alexandria at all.
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2004 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

anneke wrote:
I don't read much about it either.

The Ptolemies are not Roman though....
It still is officially Egyptian history. With a dose of Hellenistic influence thrown in.


They aren't Greek either, they are the relatives of Alexander's general Ptolemaeus.
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2004 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So u'd say they're Macedonian, right? There's a difference between the Greek and the Macedonians, that's true. But to screw things up a little more: Lagos, Ptolomaios' father, was actually Thracian, so not even Macedonian like Alex Cool
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Segereh wrote:
So u'd say they're Macedonian, right? There's a difference between the Greek and the Macedonians, that's true. But to screw things up a little more: Lagos, Ptolomaios' father, was actually Thracian, so not even Macedonian like Alex Cool


Allright, it was a melting pot of cultures!
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